Beyond simply streaming filmed stage productions, artists are getting creative in connecting with audiences and each other in a quarantined world.
Sixty percent of funds will be awarded in the form of direct grants from the NEA, while 40 percent will go to state arts agencies to make awards.
This two-actor household lost work in two musicals on the same day, and the future looks uncertain.
Though we’re cut off for the time being from our greatest source of strength, human kindness will get us through this crisis.
The legendary director has had a Zelig-like journey through the culture, from regional theatre to Hollywood, Strasberg to Grotowski.
We owe him a debt for the gay canon he began creating even before Stonewall, but he also carved paths through every form his writing could take.
If we can’t have theatre until we can gather again safely, what are U.S. theatres and artists going to do in the meantime, and after?
This trauma will change us, live in our bodies, and leave a mark. We should also seize the chance it gives us to heal.
Before his fame as a cult horror maestro, he made some of the most memorable and scrappy theatre the Windy City has yet seen.
As we face the COVID crisis, our field has a chance to restructure itself around human needs. Caregivers can lead the way.